Marcheshvan

MARCHESHVAN mär kĕsh’ văn (מַרְחֶשְׁוָן). The Heb. form of the Babylonian name Arahsamna (eighth month). It corresponds to the Macedonian Dios (October-November). Biblical months were distinguished by the Israelites first by old Canaanite names, then by numbers, and finally, after the Exile, by Babylonian names. Marcheshvan is not found in the OT.

See also

  • Time